Art students debut new 'Big Heads' installation in Fine Arts building; will run through March 4

  • BIG HEADS is an exhibition that showcases the exploration of portraiture and the use of the 4 x 5 view camera. It is on display now through March 4 in the WWU Photography Concentration Exhibition Space, Fine Arts Building Second Floor, Room 202.
  • Black and white portrait of Cierra Coppock - looking upwards with their eyes closed and holding their hands gently around their neck
  • Black and white portrait of Payton Dickerson. Student is facing directly towards the camera and their right hand is placed on their chest
  • Black and white portrait of Emily Keogh facing directly towards the camera with stickers of lips on their forehead, eyes and cheeks photo is also slightly blurred
  • Students sit in the center of the Big Heads exhibition 5 students are sitting on the floor and one is standing
  • Close up shot of one of the walls of the exhibition
  • Poster for 'Big Heads' Installation in Fine Arts building; will run through March 4 poster features student names and a photo of a student looking down to the right with their hand in front of their mouth

BIG HEADS is an exhibition that showcases the exploration of portraiture and the use of the 4 x 5 view camera. It is on display now through March 4 in the WWU Photography Concentration Exhibition Space, Fine Arts Building Second Floor, Room 202.

Working in groups, the Winter 2019 ART 371 students experimented in the lighting studio and with the genre of portraiture. The students scanned and printed their 4 x 5 negatives on a large-scale printer, then mounted prints to board or aluminum. 

Very special thanks to Evan Baden, from Oregon State University, who recently introduced Western’s Photography Concentration to a new mounting system, which he demonstrated in the context of the BIG HEADS project. Without Evan’s inspiration and expertise, and the support of the Student Technology Fund, Western students would not have access this new piece of equipment. Additional thanks to Nathan Cranston, MacKenzie Hattrup, Franchine Ninh, and Isaac Sussman.

The participating students are: Joe Addison, Aileen Arguon​, Kerry Butowicz​, Ella Caplan, Cierra Coppock​, Miranda Dean, Chloe Dichter​, Payton Dickerson, Shea Dieter, Sam Galus​, Michelle Colby Huges​, Emily Keogh, Matthew Marinez, Haelee Roman, Madison Schleif​, Morgan Stewart, Jackson Sweeny, and Adam Vincent.

Find out more at https://wp.wwu.edu/photoblog/.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 12:12pm

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